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Qualcomm 205: 4G tech for entry-level feature phones

Qualcomm 205 is a new mobile platform that delivers 4G tech to entry-level feature phones.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Mar 20 2017 2:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Qualcomm recently announced a major strategy shift with its Snapdragon branding, and we're seeing the first results of those big changes with the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform.

Qualcomm 205: 4G tech for entry-level feature phones | TweakTown.com

The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed to deliver 4G connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones, yeah - not smartphones, but the more basic handsets. The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is powered by the Qualcomm 205 (which you'll now notice it's not Snapdragon, but Qualcomm 205) - featuring 4G baseband, RF front end, Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software - all inside of the one chip.

Qualcomm's new processor will provide 4G and other advanced features to emerging markets like India and Southeast Asia - providing 4G technologies and more to small businesses, meaning they can offer tech-based financial transactions in-store. It's something we take for granted, but in emerging markets, Qualcomm can rapidly change the everyday things in India and Asia - thanks to the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform and its entry-level feature phone market.

It'll also let users in those emerging markets step up into the on-demand video/music markets - as they'll eventually have the 4G speeds to make use of these platforms.

Qualcomm 205 SoC Features/Tech Specs:

  • LTE Cat 4 modem with up to 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload
  • Support for 4G, 3G and 2G networks
  • Support for 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, FM radio
  • Dual Core CPU at 1.1GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • 3 megapixel rear camera/3MP selfie camera
  • VGA display at 480p 60 frames per-second
  • HD Video streaming
  • Support for Linux based OS
  • Support for dual SIMs
  • Pin-compatible with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210/212

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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